Giani Zail Singh

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President of India recently paid Floral Tributes to Giani Zail Singh on his Birth Anniversary.

About Giani Zail Singh:

  • Name: He was born as Jarnail Singh, but later changed his name to Zail Singh. He was given the title of Giani as he was educated and learned about Guru Granth Sahib and other Sikh scriptures.
  • Political career: Prior to his presidency, he was a politician with the Indian National Congress party, and had held several ministerial posts in the Union Cabinet, including that of Home Minister. He also served as the Chief Minister of Punjab (1972–77).
  • NAM: He served as the Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1983 to 1986.


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The council is subject to the Parliament of India. A smaller executive body called the Union Cabinet is the supreme decision-making body in India; it is a subset of the Union Council of Ministers who hold important portfolios and ministries of the government

Source: President of India Pays Floral Tributes to Giani Zail Singh on his Birth Anniversary